Braes of Glenlivet 1974 Signatory
Added on Monday, Dec 14, 2009 at 09:10 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 30 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1974 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.00 % Region: Highlands
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 7.2.74       Bottled 13.8.04       Cask no. 550       535 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes

N: Grassy and young, tobacco, and (I swear) oregano!

P: Wow, very big and spicy attack, green tobacco notes.  Very organic.
F: Very long, the aftertaste reminds me of clove cigarettes.
I really like this!  You'd never guess it was 30 years old, time seems to have concentrated some of the great young flavors rather than mellowing them as usual.

Nose of honey, hayfields, and orange candies. The palate has a really great, refreshing feel to it that's tricky to describe -- flowery and grassy, with cinnamon, allspice, and touches of cayenne. Though I can't recall ever actually chewing a mouthful of hay, this might in ways approximate it. But there are also hints of sesame oil and other Asian sauces... very interesting complexity going on here. Cask-strength intensity drives all these flavors home, and/but I feel no need to add water. It's rather dry altogether, and dries more in the finish -- and even though I usually don't prefer whiskies this dry, this one doesn't bother me at all. It's just got some really unique flavors going on -- with of course defy my descriptive abilities -- and those are the best part. Please use your time machines to retrieve more of this for me. 

N: New make. Minty sage, other herbal stuff going on.


P: Starts like Chartreuse, a little less syrupy, but much of the same herbal quality. Lemon, cilantro, green peppers.  Way better with water.  Has a medium body, lightness to it. 


F: What?  None of it is there. Interesting malt.  Never had one quite like this.  Definitely add water. 

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